Cedric Ashley


Cedashco, Inc.

Cedric is a ICF certified coach, a trainer, and a facilitator with significant experience in helping individuals, teams, and organizations reach new heights of performance and fulfillment.  As the Founder and Principal of cedashco, inc., Cedric wakes up every morning relentlessly committed to the noble purpose of making people’s lives better.

Cedric specializes in empowering clients to discover their true potential and navigate their journeys with confidence, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today’s dynamic business landscape, and creating inclusive and energizing environments that foster collaboration and innovation.  Cedric delivers tailored and results-driven solutions, leveraging his expertise in leadership development, emotional intelligence, intercultural competency, and resilience. Cedric works with clients across various industries, sectors, and backgrounds, and is passionate about unlocking human potential and driving positive change.

To assist in achieving this purpose, Cedric holds the following certifications: for personality type, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner through the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT); and for emotional intelligence the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 from MHS Assessments.  Cedric is also a Qualified Administrator (QA) for the Intercultural Development Inventory.  Cedric graduated from the Executive Facilitation Program in the Institute for Transformational Leadership within the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University; and from the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being Program from the George Mason University – Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.  Cedric is also certified in Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

From 2019 to 2021 Cedric served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association (ABA) GPSolo Magazine, where he regularly authored a column titled: “BLT – Balanced Life Theory,” that focused on life balance, resilience, and well-being.  Cedric also served as the Diversity Director of the ABA GP Solo Division for the 2017-2018 bar year and Chair of the Diversity Board for the 2015-2017 bar years.  Cedric previously served on the communications committee of the board of the Institute for Well-Being in the Law, and as a member of the Lawyer Well-Being Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Cedric’s legal experience includes being a sole practitioner (Ashley Law Firm) in Princeton, New Jersey concentrating in business, employment, and criminal litigation; serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where his responsibilities encompassed all phases of criminal litigation, including grand jury presentations, trials, and appellate brief writing; serving as a Litigation Associate with the law firm of Pitney Hardin Kipp & Szuch LLP (now Day Pitney LLP) where his practice areas encompassed corporate and complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, corporate grand jury investigations, and white-collar criminal defense; and serving as Director of Academic Development at Rutgers Law School-Newark

Cedric obtained his B.A. and J.D. from Rutgers University and his Master of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Happiness Studies at Centenary University.